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Q&A with Dr. Blair about success, challenges of online school

Dr. Cody Blair is looking forward to the next school year.

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/Photographer

May 18, 2020

Rider's 2019-20 school year comes to a close this week. The Rider Chronicle had a video conference with principal Dr. Cody Blair about how online school went, how it can be improved and how much he missed the students on campus. Q: Did online school go as planned? A: That’s a good question. ...

Tryouts go virtual during pandemic

Cheerleaders performing during a November pep rally.

Meghan Helton, Reporter

May 18, 2020

With Rider High School shut down because of COVID-19, extracurricular groups were forced to cease their activities altogether. However, Rider's marching band, cheerleaders and Raiderettes have found ways to overcome this when it came to having tryouts for 2020-21. “In the past auditions for ch...

One last story

One last story

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

May 15, 2020

I never thought being Editor-in-Chief for The Rider Chronicle meant complaining about the lack of writing involved in the position. Freshman me is definitely rolling over in the grave hearing herself complain about not writing. A lot of my job is talking to people. From heart-pumping stories about a...

Rider names valedictorian after four-way tie

Carson Sager

Manasvi Reddy, Copy Editor

May 12, 2020

Though the Covid-19 pandemic has caused the Class of 2020’s school year to take an unforeseeable turn, Rider seniors’ class rankings have been just as out-of-the-ordinary.  This year, four students were in the running for the valedictorian spot, with Carson Sager earning the honor in a tiebr...

Crowe: Reflecting on time as Raider yearbook editor-in-chief

Crowe: Reflecting on time as Raider yearbook editor-in-chief

Carsen Crowe, Yearbook Editor-in-Chief

May 8, 2020

For those who don’t know me, my name is Carsen Crowe. I’m a graduating senior, and I have had the honor to be the editor in chief of the yearbook staff for the past two years.  This program has brought me so many amazing friends and incredible opportunities, and it has played a huge role in paving ...

Staying in touch

Staying in touch

Sandra Le, Reporter

May 6, 2020

As social distancing continues, some Rider students have felt the effect of not seeing their friends for the past two months.  “I feel really isolated not being able to see my friends. I also just really appreciate school a lot more because of quarantine.” junior Isabel Murphy said, “ with...

2020 Graduation information released

2020 Graduation information released

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

May 6, 2020

Since the start of school closure, the question of graduation has been up in the air. To the relief of many, the news of a graduation ceremony lifted their spirits.  “My reaction was overjoyed and it’s important to me because it brings my family and friends close,” senior Autumn Howells said....

Seniors left with worries and unfinished business

Seniors left with worries and unfinished business

Sheridan Allen, Photographer/ Reporter

April 29, 2020

Seniors have had their year turned upside down as many question if any of the traditional celebrations will even happen.  Will they get their senior prom? Will they be able to walk across the stage for a typical graduation ceremony in May? Some seniors, such as Class President Anna Grisel, question...

50 Movies to Binge in Quarantine

50 Movies to Binge in Quarantine

Manasvi Reddy, Copy Editor

April 21, 2020

Amid the global coronavirus pandemic, people from all over the world are scrambling to find ways to entertain themselves as they adhere to the new social distancing guidelines. So, just in case you’re wondering if Carole Baskin killed her husband or why we do in fact wear pink on Wednesdays, The Ri...

Passing the time

Passing the time

Meghan Helton, Reporter

April 15, 2020

It has now been a month since Wichita Falls went into quarantine. More than four full weeks of the year confined to the walls of one’s home. While the world outside is raging with good and bad news, what are the students doing at home to ease the boredom? The popular opinion seems to be a range of g...

Q/A with theatre student Sam Eytalis

Sam Eytalis (Last person on the right) stands with other actors in their costumes for the UIL show.

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

April 14, 2020

After receiving the chance to move on to bi-district, the theatre department was met with some devastating, but predictable news about one-act play.  Due to the virus, the competitions have been pushed back until at least May. The Rider Chronicle sat down with senior Sam Eytalis, who was looking ...

College Board Restructures 2020 AP Exams Amid Pandemic

College Board Restructures 2020 AP Exams Amid Pandemic

Manasvi Reddy, Copy Editor

April 10, 2020

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, schools across the nation have closed until further notice. Since the closures, the College Board has drastically altered the structure and content of this year’s AP exams.  These changes have left many students unsure of how to feel, as their chances of col...

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